marxism / Uncategorized

Preface to the 1872 German Edition of the Communist Manifesto

The 1872 German Edition by Marx and Engel Source: Marxist Internet Archive The Communist League, an international association of workers, which could of course be only a secret one, under conditions obtaining at the time, commissioned us, the undersigned, at the Congress held in London in November 1847, to write for publication a detailed theoretical … Continue reading

marxism / Uncategorized

Communist Manifesto Study Guide

The Communist Manifesto: Class 1 Readings: A. The Manifesto of the Communist Party, Marx & Engels, Section I B. Karl Marx by Engels C. Principles of Communism, Engels, Questions 1-13 Discussion Questions: Section one of the Communist Manifesto begins with the statement, “The history of all hitherto existing society [That is all written history–footnote by … Continue reading

antiwar / Palestine Solidarity / Uncategorized

Ruling class consensus on Israel and Palestine

John Leslie Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the sparked protests in occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East, and across the globe. (1) Despite sharp criticism from some Democratic party leaders, the party has voted to support the move. In June of 2017, the Senate voted 90-0  to pass a resolution reaffirming support for Jerusalem … Continue reading

fascism / racism / Uncategorized

Organizing against white nationalism in suburban Philly

  A community meeting (5/24/17) in Bristol, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, sent a clear message to white nationalists who have been posting flyers in the community — You will not divide us! Originally published May 2017 by John Leslie The meeting of about 70 community members — co-sponsored by One Bucks, The Bucks County Peace … Continue reading

labor / Uncategorized

CWA, IBEW Workers Fight Verizon Cutbacks

CWA, IBEW Workers Fight Verizon Cutbacks On April 13th, 39,000 Verizon workers in districts covering New England and the Mid-Atlantic states as far south as Virginia walked off the job and onto picket lines. The workers are members of both the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). By Wayne … Continue reading

racism / Uncategorized

It’s Past Time to Free Jimmy Dennis!

It’s Past Time to Free Jimmy Dennis! John Leslie Recently, a Philadelphia man, Donte Rollins, was freed after 10 years in prison. The District Attorney’s office declined to retry Rollins after it was demonstrated that he had ineffective counsel in his original trial. Earlier this Fall, Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford Means refused to order … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized

1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston

1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston John Leslie In the months following the US entry into the First World War in 1917, the US needed to train tens of thousands of soldiers quickly. Training camps were authorized in a number of locations, including the construction of Camp Logan in Houston, TX. On … Continue reading